UI officials plan new Kinnick scoreboard, sound system

Diane Heldt
Published: April 18 2013 | 5:06 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 2:11 pm in
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IOWA CITY -- Kinnick Stadium will get a new scoreboard and sound system under a University of Iowa proposal that will go to the state Board of Regents next week.

UI officials want to purchase a new video display and sound system for Kinnick from Daktronics, Inc., at a cost of up to $4.5 million, with the total cost of the purchase and installation of the system, equipment and infrastructure needs for installation not to exceed $8 million, according to meeting information released Thursday.

The cost would be funded with UI Athletics Department gifts and earnings, and no tax dollars or tuition dollars will be used for the purchase, UI officials said. The plan will be considered by the regents when they meet Wednesday and Thursday in Cedar Falls.

The project includes a large screen video display system within the existing south end zone structure, video displays in the northeast and northwest end zone corners and a ribbon display to be installed above the seating along the north side of Kinnick Stadium. That ribbon display will show game information, video, scores and advertising. In addition to those four video displays, the purchase request also includes two game clocks and four delay-of-game clocks, according to the regents docket.

The meeting information does not give a timeline for the project.

The existing video walls, control room equipment and sound system at Kinnick are eight years old, officials said.


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